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Knight Trail gun range may temporarily close Oct. 1

Target shootingRecent legislation that prohibits local governments from regulating firearms and ammunition may requiretemporarily closing the pistol and rifle range effective Oct. 1.

Libraries now closed Sundays
BooksBeginning Oct. 2, Selby Public Library and Jacaranda Public Library will be closed on Sundays. Of the county's eight libraries, these were the only two open on Sunday. All eight Sarasota County public libraries will be open Monday through Saturday.
SCAT fares to increase Oct. 3
The regular, one-way Sarasota County Area Transit fares on fixed-route service, including the SCAT trolley, will increase from 75 cents to $1.25. Here is a complete list of fare increases.
Could your property be the next EOC?

Hurricane V2Sarasota County has issued a Request for Information seeking properties that might be available for a new 911-Emergency Operations Center.
Here are the requirements.

Historical marker to recognize Riverview High School

Riverview High School RamThe original high school was designed by noted architect Paul Rudolph, whose distinctive design helped define a sense of community during the school's 50 years of existence. Join the celebration 9 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 4.

Pink fire trucks return to help fight cancer
Pink Heals logoThe Suncoast Professional Firefighters and Paramedics, in cooperation with the Sarasota County Fire Department, welcome the Pink Heals National Fire Truck Tour to Sarasota Oct. 4 at Siesta Public Beach.
National Night Out comes to Urfer Family Park Oct. 4
Urfer Family ParkSarasota County neighborhoods will join communities nationwide for the 28th annual crime and drug prevention event Oct. 4.The event includes games and activities for the entire family, and is free and open to the public.
It's a Paddle Palooza!

Dragon boat, rowing, kayaks, cayuco and stand-up paddleboard in North Port. The event is free, from 9 a.m. -
5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 8, at Dallas White Park, 5930 Sam Shapos Way. Food, music and fun for the entire family.

How green is your thumb?


Let Sarasota County's Master Gardeners hone your skills at their 7th Annual Plant Sale Oct. 8. Plants for sale include edibles, natives and other Florida-friendly plants donated by local nurseries and growers.

Mobile health services
DoctorThe Sarasota County Health Department's Health In Motion Mobile Medical Unit staff will provide free and low-cost health services at 16 sites around the county during October.
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Fire Prevention Open House

2011 Citizen Survey results

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Ever wonder why some people are healthier than others and some aren't as healthy as they could be? The 2010 Community Health Survey of nearly 2,000 Sarasota County residents offers a glimpse into the health of our community.
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